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					FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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                 “DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?”


               MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
                 ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ONLINE
                     CASTING CONTEST

             ONLINE SUBMISSIONS TO BEGIN MAY 17, 2011
            CONTEST WINNER TO BE FLOWN TO NEW YORK
          TO AUDITION FOR MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET TEAM

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the smash-hit musical with productions in Chicago, New
York, London, and a national tour to start this fall (and coming to Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Nov. 8-13), announces “Do You Have What It Takes?,” an online casting contest to find
musician/singer/actors for the roles of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl
Perkins. “Do You Have What It Takes?” launches today, Tuesday, May 17 at
www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com/casting.

The grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare to New York to audition for the MILLION
DOLLAR QUARTET team including a representative from Telsey + Co, the show’s casting
company. In addition, the winner will receive hotel accommodations at Flatotel, tickets to the
Broadway production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, and other prizes.

 Interested parties can submit video files of themselves performing one of the song titles listed on
the Million Dollar Quartet original cast recording – smash hit singles include, “Blue Suede
Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Hound Dog,” and many more. A full song
list from the cast recording can be found on www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com/casting. Era-
inspired clothing is also encouraged for video submissions, but not required.

Voting and video submissions begin May 17, 2011 and end on July 1, 2011. Fans will be able to
vote for their favorite video submission. The submission with the most votes at the end of the
voting period will win the grand prize package. This winner will be announced on July 5, 2011.
For additional information, contest rules, prize packages and submission details please log onto
www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com/casting.

The Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still
playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. The Broadway production opened in spring
2010 and received a Tony nomination for Best Musical. A West End production opened winter
2011 to rave reviews and is currently playing at the Noël Coward Theatre in London. An
upcoming national tour will launch this October in Cleveland.

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl
Perkins, and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis.
The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock and Roll,” who discovered
them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu
recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Inspired by the actual event, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features a treasure trove of the
greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic
songs as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of
Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’
Goin’ On.” MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling
excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most
extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable
nights in music history.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award and
received Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd
Mutrux), a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League
nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance
(Lance Guest).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin
Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for Broadway includes: Derek McLane (scenic
design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada
(sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).

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